NESPELEM - The Colville Tribal Elections Office has announced that due to public safety concerns related to COVID-19 and social distancing, the 202 Colville Business Council Election's certification of absentee ballots will not be open to the public tomorrow.

The announcement, which came via broadcast, reads, "Due to the Covid-19, Elections are taking full safety precautions and will be in guidelines with the Colville Tribes shutdown and will not be opening the count to the public. If you wish to view the count, it will be available on live-stream."

The certification of absentee ballots will begin in CBC Chambers at 10 a.m.

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